This is one of the most photographed lighthouses and is the most beautiful one I have ever seen in the New England area. It is located in York, Maine USA and there is free parking to view the ocean and the lighthouse! Taken 12/4/09.

The placement of a lighthouse on the Nubble had been recommended by many local mariners since 1807. An 1837 proposal was rejected on the grounds that there were already enough lights in the vicinity. Even after the wreck of the bark Isidore in 1842, north of the Nubble near Bald Head Cliff, it still took nearly four more decades before the lighthouse was established. The Isidore, according to legend, still reappears as a ghost ship with a phantom crew.

Congress appropriated $15,000 for the building of a lighthouse on the Nubble in 1876. The 41-foot cast-iron tower, lined with brick, was first illuminated on July 1, 1879. At first, the lighthouse was painted reddish-brown, showing a fixed red light through a fourth order Fresnel lens.

The lighthouse still exhibits a red light, but the tower has been painted white since 1902.

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Nikon D300 PSE 7 200 ISO Handheld 70×300


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  • CeePhotoArt
    CeePhotoArtalmost 5 years ago


    Your cohosts Cee and Chris

  • Kim McClain Gregal
    Kim McClain Gr...almost 5 years ago

    Magnificent shot! fav!

  • Thank you, my friend!!!!

    – Monica M. Scanlan

  • kalaryder
    kalaryderalmost 5 years ago

    Another nice shot of this lightouse

  • Thanks, Kala!

    – Monica M. Scanlan

  • Laddie Halupa
    Laddie Halupaalmost 5 years ago

  • Thanks so much, this is an honor!!!!!

    – Monica M. Scanlan

  • Brenda Dow
    Brenda Dowalmost 5 years ago

    Congrats Monica…. you know I will fav any Nubble image you post!!!!
    Brenda

  • Thanks so much, Brenda!!!!!

    – Monica M. Scanlan

  • Evita
    Evitaalmost 5 years ago

    ♥Wonderful capture Monica !! :D ♥

  • Thanks so much, Evita!!!!

    – Monica M. Scanlan

  • Gary Kelly
    Gary Kellyalmost 5 years ago

    Very pretty indeed!

  • Thank you, Gary!!!!

    – Monica M. Scanlan

  • Lori Peters
    Lori Petersalmost 5 years ago

    Congratulations, Monica. Thank you for being a part of A Place To Call Home.

  • Thank you, Lori!!!! Much appreciated!!!

    – Monica M. Scanlan

  • BigD
    BigDalmost 5 years ago

  • Thank you so much!!!! This is such an awesome lighthouse! Glad I did it justice!!! :)

    – Monica M. Scanlan

  • aussiedi
    aussiedialmost 5 years ago

    Stunning capture. great lighting ..Congratulations on your well deserved features.

    Di

  • Thanks so much, Di!!!! :)

    – Monica M. Scanlan

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